Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A condom full of walnuts


Iggy Pop: Put some clothes on

Is it just me or is the sight of this elderly man jiggling about shirtless like a drunken navvy on a Spanish holiday quite revolting? In that Swiftcover ad he's covered in some kind of oily glitter. It quite puts me off my fork supper.

I know he's an eccentric and famed for "rocking' this look, but he's not 25 anymore. As my mum told my grandmother one summer, 'you're too old for sleeveless dresses'. Well Iggy, you're too old to put it all on show. Decorum.

8 comments:

Ishouldbeworking said...

There was a bit of discussion going on about the state of Iggy between me and some friends a few days ago. The acknowledged winner of the debate was the one who came up with "Iggy's art has always been about confronting the audience with the mortification and glorification of his own physical presence. Whether it be rolling in broken glass as a 25-year old, or shocking us with his gnarled 63-year old torso, he demands our attention an scorns our contempt." I'm still not convinced she wasn't having a laugh. I think he's finally gone too far this time.

Planet Mondo said...

He's Melvin Hayes formed from chamois leather - I saw his gnarly ol' nogging being used on some sort of ad' poster at Fenchurch St this morning. Can't remember what the ad' was for though..

Roman Empress said...

He's known for getting his cock out on stage, or always used to be and when I saw him he did just that. I must say, I did strain to get a look, but that was more because it was a famous cock rather than actually wanting to see his cock, if you know what I mean. I know what I mean.

Bright Ambassador said...

So he's supposed to sing I'm Bored or Search and Destroy in a tuxedo? It's called rock 'n' roll.

Five-Centres said...

Who said anything about a tuxedo? Who in rock wears one of those? A T-shirt should do it.

Red Squirrel said...

I'm with Bright Ambassador. Saw him live a couple of years back and he was WAY more rock'n'roll than any of the current crop of guitar-wielding nancy boys. And if I have as little body fat as him at his age, I'll be chuffed indeed.
Having said that, what's problematic isn't the lack of shirt, it's the lack of shirt (and, frankly, just his presence) in an insurance ad. Wrong wrong wrong. You wouldn't get Lou Reed doing that.

Five-Centres said...

Sell out!

And Squirrel, you DO have as little body fat as him, and you know it. Only, his long hair hides his pinhead.

Helen said...

There you are! I didn't even know you were back.
Think Iggy looks awful and sounds awful, he reminds me of a scrawny chicken.

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